I purchased this for a Christmas present for my mum and obviously I was going to try this out myself.:)
The brand is Remington and that sold it to me in Boots when I clocked it and thought all my prayers had been answered.
The box was a light blue to purple colour with pictures of the products and the attachments.
Everything was inside the box so there were no nasty surprises when I got home.
The instructions manual gave us everything we needed to know to set the spa up.
On first appearance, I was surprised at how bulky/ chunky it was. I wasn't expecting a dainty product but something of a more reasonable size.
The base is a violet colour and the rim is a deeper blue, so I suppose it reflected a cool and calming colour like that of lavender to add to the experience.
On lifting up a blue lid at the top of the spa there is four attachments underneath which is very good to keep all the components together,we all know one is bound to go missing[ !] like socks in a washing machine, but this helps you put everything back after you've used it.
There is a button with the REMINGTON name on and this is the on/off button with two main settings
1.Low speed for relaxation
2. High speed for intense massaging.
You have a three attachments
1. A pumice stone
2. A massage nodule
3. A brush
Along the bottom of the foot spa where you place your feet there are 3 grips for your left foot, and three for your right and these make up 500 massage modes.
There are small silver ball affect attachment nearer the back of the machine that when you place your heel and apply pressure on massages intensely.
At full captivity, this holds 4 litres of water and can easily when in use reach ankles for that extra touch.
I would say that the lead or cord is not long enough away from the plug for my liking and we used an extension cord and covered up the plug due to the splashes of water from the machine.
We placed a towel on the floor underneath the product to place our feet on afterwards and to catch any spray of water which wasn't much only on high speed and if your feet are in up to your ankles the more you sink down into the machine it does have the ability to overspill.
The products came with
4 aromatherapy treatments
16 fizzing tablets
I would say that the aromatherapy oils, lavender, peppermint and lemon smelt absolutely wonderful, the oils I didn't find sink in enough and found myself really having to rub this product in leaving a slight mess.
The fizzing tablets, personally, were not good at all they left an unsightly residue and firmament around the foot spa and on my feet and I had to wash this off, only once did it not wash off well enough and turned into a powder form.
I don't recommend that you use their products but buy another trusted brand. You can use any products in here.
Overall, I found that the hotter the water the better the effects of the attachments, which all worked well and I found apart from the pumice stone I didn't have to replace any of the items.
This has been kept in good condition and we have had this for eight years. A very good investment.
If your feet have had a hard day, then what better gift could you give them, than to treat them to a relaxing soak? Normally a bucket of warm water is enough to do the job, but for that really deep massage you need to invest in a really good partner or a Remington foot spa. This one is thermostatically controlled, so the water stays at just the right temperature. There are 500 massage nodules on the bottom which give out a really soothing vibration, as well as contoured footrests to keep your feet in the optimum position. It is very quiet and only gives out a low buzz which is very soothing. The control switch is located on the top, and has 3 positions. 0 - Off. The unit should be turned off at the end of every use. 1 - Low speed. A continuous vibration gives your feet a massage and aids relaxation. 2 - High speed. A faster vibration for a really vigorous massage. The water fill marker enables you to keep the water at a safe level, and holds approximately 4 litres when filled to the line. A pumice stone is fitted into a slot at the back, and should be used to remove hard skin after the feet have been softened by the water. The plug tidies away safely round prongs situated at the back of the spa. This model comes with 4 aromatherapy treatments to be used with the spa. Lemon. To refresh aching and tired feet. Lavender. To relax the body. Vitamin E is also added to this to moisturise the skin. Peppermint. This has a cooling effect and also deodorises the feet. Perfect for swollen feet and ankles. Eucalyptus and Tea Tree. This is for stimulating the feet and removing any bacteria. 2-3 capfuls should be added to the water. To empty the unit, just remove the pumice stone and pour the water directly into the sink through the gap. The only maintenance it needs is a quick wipe with a damp cloth and a rinse out with warm water. The unit should always be drie
d thoroughly before it is stored away. As with all appliances of this kind, the instructions always say you should never add any other salts or oils, but it does absolutely no harm to use other aromatherapy oils, as long as you only use the recommended quantity on the bottle. The maximum time recommended for use is 20 minutes, but it doesn`t cause any harm to use for longer than this. It can be purchased from all Argos and Index stores for around £40, but I bought mine for £12 second hand.
I was bought this foot spa for my birthday and since my baby daughter was just two weeks old and my two sons 20 months and 3 years it was a very welcome gift!! hehe. It was surprisingly quite heavy but that is definitely the only downside it has. It is pale blue in colour and the main features are: *Thermostatically controlled heating system which keeps the water at the same temperature you start with for the whole time you are using the spa. *The recommended time per session is 20minutes a time* *500 massage nodes to stimulate each and every part of the foot, also special toe grips at the front to make sure your feet are in the right position. *Holds anything upto 4 litres of water when filled to maximum. *5 position switch control... II - High speed continuous vibratory action for a deep vigorous massage. II~ - High speed massage with whirl motion. I - Low speed continuous vibratory action for a more gentle massage. I~ - Low speed massage with whirl motion. and of course 'O' - off. *Pumice stone discretly placed in the back of the spa, for the removal of hard skin. It also came complete with 4 different aromatherapy oils... *Fresh lemon said to have an uplifting fragrance and help with tiredness. *Gentle Lavender with Vitamin E helps to unwind and moisturise. *Cool Peppermint said to invigorate and cool hot, swollen feet. *Eucalyptus & Tea Tree used as a stimulant and antibacterial agent. I remember distinctly asking for this foot spa for my birthday for the main reason that I would have had my baby by this point as I had heard and have had confirmed although it is safe to use a foot spa when your pregnant the specific oils Gentle Lavender and Cool Peppermint are NOT for use when you are pregnant. Of course I could have still received this foot spa and just not bothered using those oils but I decided to wait anyway :) I
must say this truely is a wonderful foot spa, I have never used any other to compare but I think this ones luxury in itself!! At one point last week we had 5 feet in at once! I had both mine in *hehe* my mum sneaked one in and my 3 year old decided he'd give it a try too! It was then a debate who thought it was better! lol. I'd say to anyone who gets tired feet at all to ask for one of these as a gift or just treat yourself! you really won't be disappointed!
When I first got my Aromatherapy Foot Spa as a gift, I didn't think that it would do any good for my night-clubbing feet!. Boy was I wrong, I tested the foot spa out to the full after a full night of dancing and very tired aching feet. The Foot spa comes with 4 x 50ml oils, Peppermint (soothing and reviving), Lemon (Invigorating and refreshing, Eucalyptus & Tea Tree (Stimulating and cleansing), and Lavender (relaxing and moisturising). The spa also comes with a pumice stone. I was very impressed with the effects of the Spa, with 4 different settings (2 viabrating at different speeds, 2 with the whirl spa effect at different settings). So you can either relax or give you feet a bit of a boost. The Spa says that you cannot use normal aromatherapy oils in the device, but I have tried with grapefruit and the effect was just as nice than with the supplied oils. Also the spa is easy to fill and empty, just take the spa to this sink fill and the same for emptying and sit back and relax.
Good if you can be bothered, but I think I'm a bit too lazy to get the best from this product. It comes with a selection of special aromatherapy treatments and promises to provide a relaxing soak, massage and whirl for tired aching feet but personally I have not found it either comfortable or practical to use. Firstly, the foot spa needs to be filled under a running tap, and as it does not fit in the sink this means leaning over the bath with it and then carrying it precariously to another room without slopping water over the edge. Full of water, it is quite heavy and certainly awkward to carry. Alternatively it can be filled by carrying a jug backwards and forwards, which is tedious especially when you already have tired aching feet! After the treatment the process has to be reversed, taking care not to empty the water over any electrical parts. Secondly, I find that if my feet are tired they are often hot too, and yet the foot spa thermostatically maintains the water temperature rather higher than cool. I guess the warmth helps the aromatherapy treatments to work better and I must agree that they do smell very pleasant. However, personally I find the warmth rather uncomfortable, and I am not that keen on the feeling generated by the vibrating pads either. In hot weather, I find it irritating rather than relaxing, but I am hoping that the effects will be better in the winter when warmth and massage might help the circulation.
How many times have you slumped on the sofa, feet throbbing and aching, and wished there would be a magical way to cool them down? Now there is with the Remington Aroma Whirl footspa. I got one for Christmas, and even if I didn't receive it as a present I would have definitely bought it if I knew just how good it was. The spa itself is a good size - even my boyfriends great size 11's fit in it with ease! The base of it has lots of little massage nodes which vibrate according to which setting the spa is set to. You can choose four settings for either an invigorating massage or a relaxing massage with or without a "whirl". All are good fun. The spa also has a pumice stone concealed and the cord stores underneath quite tidily. It also includes 4 50ml bottles of aromatherapy footspa treatments including refreshing lemon, relaxing lavender, stimulating peppermint and revitalising teatree. You only need to put in a few drops and the whole room smells sweetly as you relax, so it is the ultimate luxury after a few hard hours at work or traipsing around the shops. You do have to carry it to the sink for filling and emptying but that is a small price to pay for the pampering you will get from it - you could always ask someone else to fill it too! If you don't have one you really don't know what you are missing!
The ultimate massage with rollers, heat, bubbles and vibration / 1 set of soothing massage rollers with magnets / 1 set of stimulating rollers / Automatic pedicure centre with pumice / Accupressure, brush and massager / 4 Aromatherapy treatments / 2 relaxing treatment oils, 16 invigorating fizzing tablets / Storage for pedicure attachments under lid / Squeezy to dry off feet / Carry handles and cord storage / LED display for switch control /